Cynthia had her first airplane ride at two weeks of age, thanks to her pilot father, and has enjoyed airplanes ever since. She spent a good deal of time at KMPR as a child and has a sincere interest in seeing that the airport continues to provide an excellent experience for all who stop here. She is not a pilot, though ride offers are quickly accepted! As she says-“Someone needs to stay on the ground and watch the store”. Cynthia is very appreciative of the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff at KMPR and the MAA board, and would not willingly give up any of them.
Shelley is a burgeoning aviation enthusiast. She is always up for hopping into an airplane with any of the local pilots! With a background in accounting, Shelley is well-suited to caring for our visitors’ needs. She is married and has two kids. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her family.
Line Service/Grounds and Lighting Maintenance
Jim, a self-described “recovering lawyer”, has been flying since 1970. His interest in aviation stems from growing up near all the activity in Wichita and working college summers at Lambert Field in St.Louis. He has been with us since 2010, having worked previously at KHUT and Wells Aircraft in Hutchinson. Jim also plays a mean jazz guitar with the Jim Fetters Jazz Group-if you haven’t heard them, you should!
Neil comes to us with an extensive background of mechanical skills, having worked in automotive and farm/lawn and garden machinery, and is skilled in home improvements, as well, which makes him a great blessing to MPR. Anyone would be hard-pressed to find something he cannot fix, and the items he has crossed off our to-do list are too numerous to recall and much appreciated. Neil’s childhood memories of going for plane rides with his father, who kept a Taylor Craft here, have brought him full circle and he enjoys caring for and improving the airport at which he spent his childhood.
2022 MAA Board Members
Board Member Joe Harkins
Home State Bank
Secretary/Treasurer Larry Kavouras
Retired Military and Airline Pilot
Chairman Kennard Boldt
Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry
Board Member Norland Ferguson
Board Member Dale Sprague
1000 S. Hwy 81 Bypass
PO Box 1008
McPherson, Kansas 67460
New AWOS phone number 620-798-1650
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